Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Almond Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
21 May 2011
Aston Martin Works Service
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9AN
Motor cars: 13:00
Lot No: 310
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon
Registration no. GTL 441
Chassis no. LML/50/X5
Engine no. LB6B/50/648
Estimate: £90,000 - 120,000
Footnote:
'The DB2 is a very fast sportscar of immense stamina, as a long list of racing successes has proved. (The) model is remarkable for its comfort and luxury, and is also about the easiest thing there is to drive, outside of the 'automatic transmission' carriages. Whether one would go shopping, to the theatre, on a long-distance tour, or even race at Le Mans, one could have no more perfect companion than the Aston Martin.' - John Bolster, Autosport.
This DB2's unusual chassis number identifies it as the last of a batch of five cars ('LML/50/X1' - 'LML/50/X5') produced randomly within the normal production run among chassis '240' to '278', all of which were finishe